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2013 tour preview

There's no shortage of big names hitting the road this year, from Lady Gaga to the Who to Taylor Swift. The one thing that's missing from the 2013 tour schedule? A truly massive superstar who can automatically sell out stadiums and arenas everywhere, like U2 or Madonna. Then again, that could change as soon as the Rolling Stones tour dates we're all waiting for come through. Read on for our guide to 2013's 18 biggest tours.

By Steve Knopper

Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber

Through January 27th, June 22nd-August 10th

Bieber's recording career took a hit in 2012 after his album Believe sold disappointingly few copies compared to contemporaries such as One Direction and Taylor Swift, and he received zero Grammy Awards nominations. He'll boost his buzz by playing tons of arena dates all year – in the U.S., then Europe, then back again.

No Doubt

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No Doubt

Dates unknown

This tour, most likely for summer, is still in the rumor stages, but Gwen Stefani let confirmation slip during a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance.

Bob Seger

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Bob Seger

February 27th-April 2nd

Seger, 67, has said he won't be touring much longer, so take advantage while you can. You'll have lots of chances this year – the run of 11 U.S. and Canada dates he announced in early January is just the first leg of his "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" tour.